what the fuck
STOP STEALING HOLIDAYS
Wasn’t Halloween a catholic celebration in the first place?
According to many academic scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals,with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other academic scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.
On the source page for “Other academic scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.” (bbc via wikipedia) there is actually not one scholar named who believes this, so I’m going to go ahead and say that’s some old bullshit that a Christian claimed. That they had to include so someone didn’t get butthurt.
It’s a bit of a leap of faith that two very similar festivals would just happen on the same day, without any interaction/deliberate sabotage. Especially when you consider most/all of the other christian festivals which were twisted to sit directly over existing pagan celebrations.Source: kyousaya